Dockside Grill

4.7
453 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Dockside Grill is located in the heart of Casco Bay at Handy Boat Marina.

We are now open 7 days a week for indoor and outside seating.

Reservation and call ahead walk-ins required.

The Dockside Grill offers fresh, fun and flavorful New England fare with a modern twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 453 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly loved our experience, and will be back for many more brunches! The server was awesome and the food & cocktails were delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server, only misstep was a slightly overdone pork chop, but still a great meal.

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BarbS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is such a LOVELY setting! Their menu is great--lots of choices. It will be even better when the weather gets warmer, and we can eat right next to the water. The service was fantastic!! And it's a classy but casual atmosphere. My only complaint was the amount of salt in the food--on the french fries specifically. Also, I didn't think the caesar salad dressing was that terrific. Don't think I'd get it again, and normally I love that dish in other restaurants. I will be trying Dockside in the future. Maybe it was just an off day.

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vipSacMbc
Naples
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in food and in long wait time to get our meal. Haddock overdone, carbonara pasta not great and salmon dish too saucy. Potatoes were cold.
Probably won’t go for dinner again!

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vipwesleyt
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food and location right on the dock. Service was also very good

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another excellent experience all around. Never disappoints.

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ThomasW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great View, well spread out for Covid and awesome food. Strongly recommend as this is one of our favorites. Reservations suggested, but even the Happy Hour can give you a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful hidden little gem. We will be back for sure!

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vipSacMbc
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with our granddaughter and her boyfriend ❤️ Everything was perfect! Views, service, and ambiance were wonderful and the food was scrumptious!! All 4 of us loved our meal. Salmon, haddock, mushroom risotto and pasta carbonara were our choices and plates were all cleaned!!
Topping the evening was a beautiful rainbow over the water. We will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was as good as always! Great service, drinks and food. We never have a bad meal here!

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vipPaulaW
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the dockside! We’ll miss them while they close until April 2021. All the best!

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CharlotteR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Establishment did an awesome job with Covid-19 restrictions. Waitress, Samantha, was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of food and service both exceptional.

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TonyS
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was elegant, the food artfully presented and deliciously prepared. Our server Sam was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly, professional and efficient. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

To be fair, we went to The Dockside Grill on a Monday evening during a terrible wind storm and COVID so the restaurant was empty. However, the service was very slow (I think only one person was working) and our food took a really long time to arrive. The tuna tartare was mediocre but the Brussel sprouts were delicious. Other meals (scallops, chowder, Caesar salad) were good though. I’d like to go back on a summer evening when you can see the view and it’s busier.

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PattiW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! And those donuts.....excellent!!!

RR
RyleighR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wouldn’t want to have been anywhere else for my birthday!! Loved having Jess

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful and tasty food, and great service.

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ThomasW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great water view and brightly light by the panoramic windows. Service was quick and food come out in quite reasonable time. Lots of parking and they take reservations, so much preferred over Portland restaurants. We will keep returning.

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vipPatS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Very relaxed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know how we have never been to Dockside on our trips to Portland. It is a complete gem of a restaurant with gorgeous decks, wonderful food and fabulous service. It is definitely going to be one of our stops whenever we visit the Portland area.

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BolognaBLO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were thew only ones and the squash salad paired with a Burgundy pinot noir was delightful for lunch upstairs ands inside; COVDI19 safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, outstanding server

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Margaret
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What fun! Boats were being pulled and washed at the dock before being loaded for travel up the hill for the winter!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience. I would not hesitate to go again.

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Loweslovefood
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was lovely. My friends and I enjoyed food and beverage. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

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MeghanH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with incredible food and service.

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vipGinaZ
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the patio. Server attentive. Hubby had his usual fish and chips- he enjoyed very much. I mixed it up and had the burger with caramelized onion and side of greens. Absolutely delicious. I almost finished every bite.

MC
MegC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the whole bar area to ourselves for most of the meal. The bartender was also our server, and she was attentive, competent and personable. Our meals were all excellent!!

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vipAvatar910
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met a colleague for lunch - great views as always with quality Burrata, Watermelon, & Heirloom Tomato Salad followed by Blackened Halibut Tacos. Colleague had a Massive Shrimp Cocktail followed by the always-awesome Fish & Chips.

Four stars and not five only because it tops out there, it’s just not a five-star location. This is not an insult, just a very good location with a great view, not Fore Street or EvenTide, which are James Beard winners.

Go, enjoy, and dine well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Very talented staff. Great service.

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ShariD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Colorado but grew up in New England. It had been a while since having lobster and I was looking for the perfect steamed lobster dinner and I found it!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Dockside. Very impressed with their adherence to the Maine Covid protocol. We felt very safe. The service and food was impeccable. Fun evening out with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

We had a mix bag of nuts for our time at the restaurant. We had reserved a table inside but none were available when we arrived so we were stuck outside freezing that night. In spite of that my friends and wife were in good spirits about that and joked about how cold we were. The server did her best to take care of us but she was taking care of several tables and walking so far from the restaurant out to the edge of the dock must have made things hard on her as drinks too a long time to get and when the food came the steaks were way overcooked and the “hot drinks” were cold. I was upset about the bait and switch of our table and the fact that my steak was so over cooked that it was like shoe leather but we didn’t complain or send the steaks back because we couldn’t last another hour outside in the cold. The worse part was the loud girls group next door just complained and got moved inside before their food came. I don’t blame the server for being overwhelmed, but the restaurant should have honored my reservation that I made almost two weeks early and sat us inside and perhaps the cook should have check the steaks before sending them out to make sure that they were actually medium rare instead of well done.

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vip2taste
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a sunny day in late September the patio dining with shade was perfect. The creamy seafood chowder made a tasty starter and the pickled onions and a bit of fruit went well with the fish tacos. For less adventurous tastes their lightly dipped fish and chips can be recommended.

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Webrat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great spot and atmosphere. Appetizers, drinks and sides were excellent. I opted for a prime ribeye over seafood and was served what looked to be a NY strip. In these trying times I didn’t want to make a big deal about. This was our first time there but despite the main course being less than desirable I’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Every dish we got we were so happy with! Can’t wait to go back!!

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BrittanyR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were attentive and quick. Beautiful patio view

BJ
BrendaJ
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view overlooking dock with boats and islands beyond. Attentive, courteous waitstaff. We were seated inside a clear wind curtain with an optional heater on the building above our heads, so it was very comfortable even on a somewhat chilly September day. This is one of our favorite restaurants!

FAQs

Dockside Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 747-5274.

Dockside Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.